Four men from Manchester have been found guilty of hare-coursing offences in the Boston area.
The four were sentenced at Boston Magistrates Court on Monday for ‘trespassing in pursuit of game’ at Westville on November 9 last year.
Shane Fury, 23, of Moss Lane, Syal, Manchester was disqualified from driving for six months, fined £400 and ordered to pay costs of £200; Andrew Patrick Lee, 22, of Duchy Road, Salford, Manchester, was fined £300 and ordered to pay costs of £200; Hosea Burton, 26, of Stones Meadow, Carrington, Manchester, was fined £200 and ordered to pay £200 in costs, and Chasiah Burton, 24, of Stones Meadow, Carrington, Manchester, was fined £200 with costs of £200.
The convictions followed a report from a member of the public who witnessed the men on land with lurcher dogs.
The details of the vehicle they were using were passed to police who were able to locate it shortly after.
Police are encouraging reports of hare coursing in the county as part of Operation Galileo.
If you suspect hare coursing in the area call the police straight away by dialling 101.